Use the research
guide to access appropriate tools and resources.
1. Explore electronic books. Find an electronic book of interest to you,
relating to this class, and read a chapter or at least several pages.
Provide the title, URL and a brief summary of what you read.
2. Explore the online and print encyclopedias listed in your research
guide. Find and read a relevant article of interest in one of the print
encyclopedias and provide a brief summary.
Title of encyclopedia:
3. Use the Oxford English
Dictionary on the Web, or in print. Find two words in use today
that are at least 300 years old. Attach a copy of page documenting
the history of the word.
4. Use MLA Bibliography article database to find an article reference
to a scholarly journal article on a linguistic topic. Attach a
copy of the citation. Does Stewart Library subscribe to this journal?
________If yes, check our catalog and supply the call number_________.
5. Use MLA Bibliography to find an article reference to a scholarly journal
article on the history of the English language, or on an old or middle
English literary topic. Attach a copy of the citation. Does
Stewart Library subscribe to this journal? ________If yes, check our catalog
and supply the call number_________.
6. Use another article database, not MLA, to find an article of interest.
Print and attach the citation. List the name of database used:______________________.
7. Browse the current journals listed on the research guide. Find and
read a scholarly journal article on linguistics or on the history of the
English language. Provide the complete citation.
8. Optional: If you have no experience
using Interlibrary loan (ILL) this is a good way to learn. If you
have good experience using ILL and don't need any offsite materials
you do not have to complete this question : Use the list of
works cited, notes or the bibliography from the above article (found
for question 7) to find another article of interest. order this
article by Interlibrary loan using the Web ILL form. Attach
a copy of the ILL confirmation form.
Please do not
order anything you do not really want.
9. Explore the Web resources listed on the research guide. Select one
of the sites listed, or another relevant site and provide a description
and evaluation of the site. Why is it useful? What makes it a good site?
What are its limitations?
10. Browse the General Collection books on these topics, or use the online
catalog to find and browse relevant books on these topics. Find something
What was it that interested you about this book?